MINSK, 8 January (BelTA) - Siarhei Viazovich's crew of MAZ-SPORTauto Team finished Dakar's Stage 4 in the 6th position and lost the overall lead, BelTA has learned.
Siarhei Viazovich's crew now goes second, more than 10 minutes behind the new leader, the crew led by Andrei Karginov from the Kamaz-Master Team of Russia. Another representative of this squad - Anton Shibanov's crew – is 15 minutes behind the winning time.
Stage 5 running from Al-Ula to Hail is 350km long, with 40% of it going through dunes.
This is the first time the Dakar Rally is taking place in the Middle East after 11 years in South America. Saudi Arabia will be hosting the marathon rally for at least 5 years in a row from 2020. This year's rally is featuring 351 crews: 170 motorcycles and quad bikes, 134 cars and buggies, and 47 trucks. The rally raid will end in Qiddiya on 17 January.More about Sport